Monthly Archives: November 2011

A Preview of Wine Spectator’s Top 100

One of the more anticipated annual publishing events in the world of wine involves the unveiling of Wine Spectator magazine’s “Top 100 Wines” list. As the Spectator has explained through the years, the list is quite subjective, and is not based pu…

Posted in Wine Buzz

A Future With Far More Vineyards?

Predicting the future is tricky business. But it’s necessary in the world of business in order to ensure profitability and stability. What will the future of winemaking in Europe look like? That’s a big question being debated by grape growers, win…

Posted in The Wine Business

What to Do With the Last of the Turkey

“HVC” didn’t make it to Thanksgiving dinner at the Johnson house this year — the first time in years that our good friend had missed the massive feast. As a result, we had a lot more leftovers than usual. Enough to get us through the long holiday …

Posted in Food and Wine Pairings/Recipes

New Holiday Wine Gift Guide

Our Holiday Gift Guide Makes Choosing Great Wines Easier this Gift-Giving Season Our Holiday Gift Guide features convenient holiday-ready wine samplers, as well as a fantastic variety of items with price points for every budget. Choose from an ass…

Posted in Wine Buzz

The Best Way to Wash Wine Glasses

After the big Thanksgiving feast, one thing is certain: There will be lots of dishes… and lots of wine glasses… to wash. Whether you’ll be pouring wine in expensive Riedel stemware or the smallish logo glasses you’ve picked up during visits to…

Posted in In the Cellar, Wine Tips

The Thanksgiving Table

Thanksgiving is one of those holidays when we dress to impress — and we’re not talking about dressing the turkey. Particularly if your in-laws are coming over, you’ll want the dinner table to look impressive… and stylish. You can accomplish that…

Posted in Vinesse Style

Wine With Candied Yams?

We get lots of questions about pairing wine with food, especially this time of the year — when we tend to eat certain dishes that aren’t all that common the rest of the year. Case in point: candied yams. Around my house, it’s rare to encounter thi…

Posted in Food and Wine Pairings/Recipes

Options for Staying Out of the Kitchen

Is all of this talk about the big Turkey Day feast prompting more stress than joy? Hey, you’ve worked hard all year. If you really don’t want to spend all day in the kitchen on Thanksgiving… or cleaning up the mess afterward… don’t! Eschew tra…

Posted in Our Wine Travel Log

Six Go-To Turkey Day Wines

Opening just one bottle of wine on Thanksgiving Day? Go with a sparkler. Its toned-down flavors won’t compete with the many dishes being served, and its bright acidity and effervescence will provide a party for your palate. But if you have a big g…

Posted in Food and Wine Pairings/Recipes

Goal: A Stress-Free Turkey Day

No meal generates greater satisfaction… and, at the same time, more stress… than the big Thanksgiving feast. Satisfaction? Yeah, if you equate stuffing yourself with feeling “satisfied.” (And, apparently, most of us do, because that’s exactly …

Posted in Editor's Journal
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